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Project Management Director, Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Business Unit Enrique Rivas

Enrique Rivas is an experienced chief of party and development specialist with more than 27 years of experience with social and economic development projects in areas of post-conflict and political instability. He has served as chief of party on six programs, including on the Juntos Para la Prevención de la Violencia (“preventing violence together,”) project in Mexico and the Environmental Management and Forest Governance Support Activity (Bosques) in Peru. He has significant experience developing strategic alliances with private sector actors and local authorities, including indigenous communities, local associations, municipal authorities, and national ministries. He earned a post-graduate diploma in agribusiness from the Technological Institute of Superior Studies in Monterrey, Mexico; and a B.S. in agriculture from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina.

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Don’t Fight the System: 3 Steps to Apply the Local Systems Framework

Imagine you are in a neighborhood. In this neighborhood, there is a corner where young people gather every night to drink. We would call them “at-risk youth.” These are young guys who have dropped out of school, and the local priest decides that he is worried about them. The priest forms a basketball team that…